Three Soldiers, Detail was created with the original molds used to make the Three Servicemen Statue. The sculpture is set on a black granite pedestal, serving as the centerpiece of Apalachicola's Veterans Memorial Plaza. This city-owned park includes brick pavers that honor veterans from all branches of the military who served in all of America's wars.
In late June 2008, the Three Soldiers, Detail began its trip from Long Island, N.Y., where it was cast, to Apalachicola, Fla., in a 28-foot trailer in which it was the only item being shipped. Shipping services were donated by FedEx National LTL, the long-haul transportation carrier of Fed Ex.
For shipping, the statue was packed in three crates and secured with air bags and bracing to make sure this precious cargo got to its destination in pristine condition.
The Veterans Memorial Plaza in Apalachicola is managed by the Florida State Park System and it draws thousands of visitors every year. Funds are still being raised to maintain the Veterans Memorial Park. To make a donation or dedicate a brick paver, visit www.threeservicemenstatutesouth.org